Category Archive: Just the Journal

Mar 15 2014

Meet Coach Bad-@$$, Movie Star

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There is a quite a bit of curiosity among some of my American friends and family about my MalmöMilen 2014 mentor and Team Sopherocious namesake, Sophie, AKA “Coach Bad-@$$.” Just who is this woman who has managed to inspire the heretofore Runs-Only-When-Being-Chased Shazzer to actually commit to completing a 10k race, they wonder? Most of my …

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Feb 10 2014

The Norwegian men’s curling team has already won …

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… if Sochi was presenting Olympic medals for fashion! These Nordic dudes were the talk of the 2010 Winter Games with their fantastically colorful choices of uniform pants. Now they’ve gone Vancouver one better by adding knickerbockers to the mix … with a floral theme, no less! Once again, Team Norway is being pantsed by …

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Feb 04 2014

So sayeth the Swedish sous chef

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Dr. Darling will tell you herself that she’s not much of a cook, but she can follow a recipe with the precision of a Swiss watch-maker and has picked up a few things from living with me for the last 10 years. Most nights we cook together. I work with the protein (she’s a little squeamish …

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Jan 26 2014

The Official Candy of The Penthouse-Nordic

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Jan 25 2014

When the “fix” is worse than the problem

A while back, our building superintendent installed an electronic booking and access system for our three shared laundry rooms. It replaced a perfectly serviceable manual locking peg-board system, which was supposedly necessary because some residents were allegedly poaching each other’s wash times and occasionally even stealing laundry items. Dr. Darling and I had never experienced …

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Dec 19 2013

USA-bound for the holidays

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This will be the last post made on Swedish soil for a while. I’m headed to the Heartland of America to spend Christmas with my family and friends. It’s exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time, largely because Dr. Darling is not coming along due to the fact that Post Denmark is a BIG GRINCH. …

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Dec 12 2013

A decade of “Dr. Darling”

Dr. Darling: Honey, it’s my anniversary. Shazz (frantically searching mental memory bank): It is? Oh, you mean since you defended your thesis and got your PhD? Dr. Darling: Yes, it was 10 years ago today that I became a “doctor.” Though a lot of good it’s done me. Shazz: You’ve been my favorite doctor ever …

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